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Existing Timber Flooring2017-12-10T23:12:18+00:00

Do You Have A Timber Flooring Project We Can Help With?

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Barry from Bay Floor Sanding – will give you the best solution for your flooring needs.

If you are looking at restoring existing timber floors in a character home, Bay Floor Sanding have you covered, whatever your needs may be.  For existing wood hidden under outdated vinyl or carpet then a full assessment will be carried out by Barry to ensure that you are getting the best solution for your flooring needs.

Wood is a common choice as a flooring material and can come in various styles, colors, cuts, and species.  Timber is assessed to see if it is compatible for a sand and coat and depending on the condition of wood as to whether it needs to be replaced.

Timber floors are easy to clean which makes them a very popular choice with customers.   Maintenance is simple, felt cushions or carpet offcuts under heavy objects such as table legs and this will give your wooden floor a longer life.  Insulation under the house will also ensure that your home will have better warmth when timber floors are installed.

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2. Floor Preparation
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Barry – from Bay Floor Sanding, doing a bit of floor preparation work.

Floor Preparation

If you have old and out dated vinyl or carpets in your home, we can come in and remove it in preparation for more stylish flooring. We do everything required for preparation of the new improved floor such as fitting overlay boarding, floor filling, and adding floor coverings.

A common reason as to why people often uplift carpet is for dust mites or asthma in the house. People generally find that having timber flooring may minimize these health issues and help with the family’s health.

Floor preparation is a huge component of any existing flooring revamp project. The team at Bay Floor Sanding are experts in bringing your old floors back to life. They can also help you remove any existing floor covering and get it all prepared for your new flooring solution.

When an existing floor has had a covering system like carpet, vinyl, tiles or a coating system, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job to uplift and remove. This is the perfect reason why to give Barry a call at Bay Floor Sanding. He is happy to help take care of preparing the floor for its fresh new look. Bay Floor Sanding is experienced at uplifting existing coverings within tight deadlines.

Bay Floor Sanding can successfully:

  1. Uplift carpet, vinyl, tiles and other covering systems
  2. Removal of glues, filling compounds and coating systems
  3. Level the floor and joint flattening
  4. Grinding and removal of raised areas
  5. Punch and filling nail holes

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3. Floor Sanding
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Barry – from Bay Floor Sanding, doing the initial floor sand.

Timber Floor Sanding

We aim to offer a 98{2fdd538b933bd6dddf09b587f9f0306f95e087b88ea883e3e0b525d337367f2c} dust free floor sanding service for both domestic, commercial, community and school halls. Whether your home or business is an older building or you are having floors laid, we can sand them for you.

After accepting the quote, booking a date and finding alternative accommodation (which we highly recommended) we are thunderbirds go and ready to begin. The area to be sanded must be cleared of furniture, fridge, dishwasher etc. before the team arrive to begin

Before We Arrive To Sand Your Floors

If building or renovating, the start date for sanding and coating floors is critical particularly in relation to other trades.

  • Any silicone or silicone based product, which comes into contact with the floor after sanding but prior to any of the 3 coats will cause rejection of the coating. Silicone is often found on the footwear of plumbers and glaziers.
  • Ensure there is adequate lighting and power available. More than one power outlet is required.
  • The floor area to be sanded is to be cleared of debris and furniture. All furniture should be removed together with all floor covering including staples, tacks etc. If there are staples, tacks and smooth edge on the floor, a quotation for its removal can be provided.
  • Remove all indoor plants, as the solvents in polyurethane will damage foliage.
  • Remove all unsealed food from the pantry and other storage areas (as the smell of polyurethane can taint them)
  • Switch all central heating, under floor heating or air conditioning units off. Do not turn any of these on again until all coats have been done and floors are completely dry.
  • Make sure all gas pilot lights (including hot water system) are out. Gas and electrical appliances are to be disconnected by qualified personnel and removed.

For existing homes and renovations, while in the first stages of sanding, it is okay for you to walk on your floor, however in the final stages of sanding, you and everyone else will have to stay off the floor. The area needs to be isolated entirely.

The next step:

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4. Coating Systems Application
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Coating Systems Application

After the sanding is complete, a vacuum and general tidy up is completed the floor is now ready to be coated. There are two main options when it comes to what you want to apply to your flooring.

1. Moisture-cured polyurethane

  • Three coats are applied
  • Hard and durable

Things to consider:

  1. Very strong solvent based odour (can last between one to two weeks)
  2. May taint food in cupboards; suggest food which is not in closed container be moved from kitchen area.

2. Water-based polyurethane

  • Generally recommend a 4 coat system
  • Good – Low odour
  • You don’t necessarily need to leave the house (depends on areas being coated – talk to Barry)
  • Commercial grade used
  • Will hold the timber a lighter colour

Things to consider:

  1. This does not come in a Gloss finish

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Our Customers Say

“After we finished renovating we got Barry on the job to see if he could stain the floors to exactly what we were looking for… And he most definitely did not disappoint, in fact the floors turned out even better than expected.  Barry is an ‘old school’ tradesman and how refreshing that is these days!  He is reliable, honest, professional, punctual and truly knows his stuff.  You won’t get a better job.”

Mandy Yovich

“Just wanted to thank you and Bay Flooring so much for the sanding and polishing off our floors. The only word for it is AWESOME! I cannot believe how you removed some truly ugly marks and gaps to transform our floor into what we have now. Thank you again.”

Jude Creighton

“Just wanted to thank you and Bay Flooring so much for the sanding and polishing off our floors. The only word for it is AWESOME! I cannot believe how you removed some truly ugly marks and gaps to transform our floor into what we have now. Thank you again.”

Jude Creighton

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Call Barry today on 027 243 0501 or complete the quote form below to get a free estimate.

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